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Tyrone Mings calls for patience over Jack Grealish’s involvement for England

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Tyrone Mings insists Gareth Southgate must be trusted in his handling of Jack Grealish as the clamour from England fans for the Aston Villa captain to feature more regularly continues.

Grealish made his long-awaited England debut in September’s Nations League draw in Denmark – before making his first start in the 3-0 friendly win over Wales last week.

But he did not feature in either of the Nations League fixtures during the recent international break, remaining on the bench for the 2-1 win over Belgium and 1-0 defeat to Denmark.

Tyrone Mings has called for patience regarding England's use of his team-mate Jack Grealish

Tyrone Mings has called for patience regarding England's use of his team-mate Jack Grealish

Tyrone Mings has called for patience regarding England’s use of his team-mate Jack Grealish

Many pundits and supporters questioned why Southgate had not given Grealish, 25, a chance in either match but the England boss has defended his decision more than once.

Mings is a club-mate of Grealish’s at Villa Park and has backed him to make an impact in the future, once Southgate makes the call to include him on a regular basis.

‘It is easy to talk about players that aren’t playing and that does a disservice to the people who are playing,’ he said.

‘We are playing at the elite level and people have to bide their time, like I do, I’m trying to get into the team as well.

Gareth Southgate chose not to use Grealish in either of England's Nations League fixtures

Gareth Southgate chose not to use Grealish in either of England's Nations League fixtures

Gareth Southgate chose not to use Grealish in either of England’s Nations League fixtures

‘Everybody is competing for places and I think that makes for a healthy group – Jack is a fantastic player, we all know that, we know what he can bring to the group.

‘But I think you have to trust in the squad, trust the manager that different players will be utilised at different times.

‘Jack is fine, Jack is a great lad and everyone in their career will have times when they are on the bench and out of the team – that is just something you go through so Jack won’t require an arm round the shoulder I’m sure.’

Mings, who came off the bench against Denmark following Harry Maguire’s red card, has four England caps after making his debut a year ago.

He recently signed a new four-year deal at Villa and said both he and Grealish – who both played in the 7-2 thrashing of Premier League champions Liverpool ahead of the international break – need to keep performing well at club-level to improve their England chances.

‘When the England squad is chosen I’m sure it is chosen on what the manager thinks you can bring to the group and what you can deliver on the pitch,’ he added.

‘The only thing we can do is try to play well for our clubs and when we are given a chance to come into the camp show humility and bide our time to get into the team because we have to pay service to the players who have credit in the bank.

Mings insisted that his Aston Villa team-mate will be able to impress for England in the future

Mings insisted that his Aston Villa team-mate will be able to impress for England in the future

Mings insisted that his Aston Villa team-mate will be able to impress for England in the future

‘The people who have got the England team to the position it is in now, people who have been to tournaments and delivered relative success to what we have had previously.

‘We are both extremely honoured to be here, I don’t want to speak on Jack’s behalf, but it is such an honour to be here and be representing your country that it is never something that is taken for granted.

‘We all know that what you do off the pitch and how you are around the group is just as important for the health of the squad than what you do when you are on the pitch – arguably more important.

‘Jack is a great lad, like I said, and I’m sure he will get many more opportunities but the only way we can try and force that is to continue to play well and continue to be positive.’

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Arsenal vs Dundalk LIVE: Stream free, TV channel, score – Pepe, Nketiah and Willock put Gunners in charge

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ARSENAL have broken Dundalk’s stubborn resistance with a goal from Eddie Nketiah.

The striker took advantage of an error from 39-year-old goalkeeper Gary Rogers to bundle the ball home from a corner.

And a minute later Joe Willock added the second as he fired into the roof of the net.

Nicolas Pepe then scored a third just after the break.

  • Arsenal vs Dundalk is live on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate.
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  • Arsenal XI: Runarsson; Cedric, Mustafi, Kolasinac, Maitland-Niles; Willock, Elneny, Xhaka; Pepe, Nketiah, Nelson.
  • Dundalk XI: Rogers, Gartland, Boyle, Cleary, Mountney, Murray, Shields, McEleney, Dummigan, Hoban, Duffy.

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Hoddle admits it is getting difficult for Alli after he was hauled off at half-time at Antwerp

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Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle says it is getting difficult for Dele Alli after he was hauled off at half-time of Tottenham’s defeat at Antwerp. 

Dele Alli was among those handed a start in Belgium, but a poor first-half display saw them trail to Lior Refaelov’s 29th-minute strike.

Mourinho did not like what he saw and Alli was one of four men hauled off at the break, the second time in three starts this season he has not made it out for the second half. 

Dele Alli was hauled off at half-time of Tottenham's defeat at Antwerp on Thursday night

Dele Alli was hauled off at half-time of Tottenham's defeat at Antwerp on Thursday night

Dele Alli was hauled off at half-time of Tottenham’s defeat at Antwerp on Thursday night

Hoddle told BT Sport: ‘I think it is (getting difficult for Alli). This was his opportunity and Jose put him and and said ‘put it (a good performance) between my eyes. But it just didn’t happen for him. 

‘In his overall game, he’s giving the ball away too much at times. His options are there and he’s trying his best but it’s not happening for him. Sloppy play is not going to get him back in the team.’

Owen Hargreaves added: ‘He (Alli)’s lacking in confidence and he’s making mistakes. He knows he’s being watched like a hawk by Mourinho, but when your confidence is low you play safe. 

Alli was among those handed a start in Belgium but he was clearly lacking in confidence

Alli was among those handed a start in Belgium but he was clearly lacking in confidence

Alli was among those handed a start in Belgium but he was clearly lacking in confidence

‘He was just stopping the ball deal instead of keeping it moving. He’s not trying to make mistakes. He needs to get that freedom (which we saw) when he was outrageous a few years ago.’  

Jose Mourinho resorted to bringing Harry Kane on, with in-form Son Heung-min one of those already having been sent into action.

Even that duo, who have been in deadly form so far this season, could not spare Tottenham’s blushes as they were beaten for the first time in 10 games.

Antwerp, leaders of the Belgian Pro League, were well worthy of their win, which could have been more handsome, and they remain unbeaten at home in 14 months, taking an early lead in Group J,

Jose Mourinho did not like what he saw and Alli was one of four men hauled off at the break

Jose Mourinho did not like what he saw and Alli was one of four men hauled off at the break

Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle says it is getting difficult for Alli after his latest setback

Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle says it is getting difficult for Alli after his latest setback

Glenn Hoddle says it is getting difficult for Alli after he was hauled off at half-time by Mourinho

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Mauricio Pochettino ‘looking’ at Man Utd job, hints Jan Vertonghen as he discusses ‘impatient’ ex-boss

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MAURICIO POCHETTINO is ‘looking’ at a Premier League job, with Manchester United firmly in the frame, according to his former Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen.

Belgian ace Vertonghen, 33, reckons his ex-manager is ‘impatient’ after sitting on the sidelines for 12 months since getting the boot from Daniel Levy at Tottenham.

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Poch, 48 has long been linked with the Old Trafford hot seat and the Argentine coach’s name was bandied around again in the aftermath of United’s 6-1 demolition by Spurs with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer feeling the heat.

Although Benfica centre-back Vertonghen did not mention the Red Devils by name – out of respect for current bosses – his criteria for a ‘big team’ matches up perfectly with United.

He told CBS Soccer’s Que Golazo podcast: “I can imagine he’s impatient.



“I think the English league suits him very well as he’s a manager that prioritises fitness levels and the physicality of the game.

“I think managing in the Premier League is probably the best thing he can do.

“He will always want to coach a big team I guess, so you have to look at the biggest teams in the league and there are only two or three you can really look at I think at this point.

“I won’t name them out of respect for the other managers, but I think that’s what he’s looking at as well and he wants that big team to confirm him what he’s been doing with Tottenham and what he did very well.

“If I was him I would be impatient because he really loved his job and you want to continue that.”

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Vertonghen left Spurs at the end of last season when his contract expired and signed for Portuguese side Benfica on a three-year deal.

Pochettino remains the bookies’ favourite to be the next permanent boss at Old Trafford.

He was recently linked with a move to take over at Russian side Zenit St Petersburg but his former charge Vertonghen believes he would prefer a move back to England.

Agbonlahor says Man Utd should sack ‘soft’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and replace him with ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino

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